How We Set, Measure, & Track our Youth Ministry Goals

Earlier this week, I wrote about 5 reasons every youth ministry needs goals. Today I want to dive practically into how we set, measure, and track the goals in our student ministry.        Having written goals for your youth ministry is a huge step! It puts you on the winning track. However, learning how to set, measure, and track your goals can take your leadership and youth ministry to a whole new level!        Below I will share how we do this with our three main goals: attendance,…

5 Reasons Your Youth Ministry Needs Goals

What do you think of when you hear about setting goals? Many think of resolutions, especially this time of year, but goals are much more than that! Resolutions don’t stick, but goals do. We also think of goals as a personal thing. We think about setting goals as an individual, but not for our ministries.        Setting ministry goals may be a foreign concept to you, and it may be a little uncomfortable. However, it’s well worth the discomfort! Setting goals is often the only difference between those who reach them and those…

A Leadership Lesson from Kevin Hart

Like him or not, Kevin Hart is a successful guy. Like anyone else who has experienced a high level of success, we can learn leadership lessons from him that will help make us and our youth ministries better. With 95 million social media followers and a massive popularity among teens, it’s safe to say he also knows something about reaching the next generation.        Now, before anyone gets upset, let me clarify I’m not endorsing Kevin Hart’s content. I’m not a fan, but I do respect his drive and success…

Our Favorite Articles of 2016: 3 Priorities of Growing Youth Ministries

For the 12 days of Christmas, we are counting down our 12 favorite articles of 2016. Here’s #5 with “3 Priorities of Growing Youth Ministries.” And remember to subscribe to get our Christmas gift to you: 9 FREE resources including our new book #Goals: Setting Goals to Move You Forward.         What do growing youth ministries have in common? What makes them so healthy? What causes them to grow while others don’t?        I’ve never met a youth worker who didn’t want their youth ministry to…

3 Priorities of Growing Youth Ministries

What do growing youth ministries have in common? What makes them so healthy? What causes them to grow while others don’t?        I’ve never met a youth worker who didn’t want their youth ministry to grow. That would be like finding a 5 year old that doesn’t like cookies! It would be weird. However, even though we all want to grow, few ministries experience the growth we all hope for. Why?        What’s the missing link? What are the catalysts for youth ministries that grow?       …